New York Times, Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Author: Barry Boone
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry Boone
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Boone. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. With 73-Across, former New York governor : MARIO
6. Enter unannounced, with "in" : BARGE
11. Military mess workers, for short : KPS
14. Improve : AMEND
15. Lucy's friend on "I Love Lucy" : ETHEL
16. W.W. II female : WAC
17. Gila woodpeckers nest in them : CACTI
18. Layers of paint : COATS
19. ___ crossroads : ATA
20. Start of a quote by 1-/73-Across : YOUCAMPAIGNIN
23. Rank below cpl. : PFC
25. Not talking : MUM
26. What Fred Ott did in the first movie to be copyrighted : SNEEZED
27. Crème ___ crème : DELA
29. Astronaut's work environment, for short : ZEROG
31. Actress Turner : LANA
32. Put down, as an uprising : QUELL
34. Not ___ eye in the house : ADRY
36. Brits call it "the pond": Abbr. : ATL
37. Middle of the quote : POETRYYOU
41. "Gimme ___ ding!" : DAT
44. ___ gin fizz : SLOE
45. Fires : SACKS
49. Memo starter : INRE
51. Win the World Series in four games, say : SWEEP
54. Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
55. Sign painter's help : STENCIL
57. Crosses (out) : XES
59. ___ McMuffin : EGG
60. End of the quote : GOVERNINPROSE
63. Prefix with cycle or sex : UNI
64. Ancient Aegean region : IONIA
65. Surgeon's assistant : NURSE
68. ___ City (Las Vegas nickname) : SIN
69. Standing at attention : ERECT
70. Trojan War epic : ILIAD
71. "___ Te Ching" : TAO
72. Drawer holders : DESKS
73. See 1-Across : CUOMO
1. Start of many a Scottish family name : MAC
2. Flu fighters: Abbr. : AMA
3. One of the three green R's : RECYCLE
4. Call ___ question : INTO
5. Hatred : ODIUM
6. Turned out : BECAME
7. Basic building block : ATOM
8. Gershwin composed one "in blue" : RHAPSODY
9. Blow one's top : GETANGRY
10. Elmer the Bull's mate : ELSIE
11. December celebration : KWANZAA
12. "Beware the fury of a ___ man": John Dryden : PATIENT
13. Iran-Contra, e.g. : SCANDAL
21. Slangy response to "Why?" : CUZ
22. Hair goop : GEL
23. Instantly, for short : PDQ
24. Fire: Fr. : FEU
28. Matterhorn, e.g. : ALP
30. ___ show (carnival attraction) : RAREE
33. Part of U.C.L.A. : LOS
35. Casual greetings : YOS
38. "Hamlet" setting : ELSINORE
39. Water-skiers' holds : TOWLINES
40. Former Mideast inits. : UAR
41. Emotion conveyed by wrinkling one's nose : DISGUST
42. Willa Cather's "My ___" : ANTONIA
43. Golfer Lee : TREVINO
46. "Toodle-oo!" : CHEERIO
47. Unit of gunpowder : KEG
48. Slump : SAG
50. Cincinnati-to-Pittsburgh dir. : ENE
52. Ones living abroad : EXPATS
53. Each : PER
56. "I can't remember if I ___" ("American Pie" lyric) : CRIED
58. ___ the Hedgehog (video game) : SONIC
61. Paper cut, e.g. : NICK
62. Navigator on the Enterprise : SULU
66. Uncle ___ : SAM
67. Old Tokyo : EDO

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